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I’anson employee celebrates silver anniversary with Yorkshire animal feed firm

I’Anson, one of Yorkshire’s premier suppliers of animal feed, has celebrated the long service of one of its employees at a company away day at Camp Hill in Bedale. Operations Administrator, Jo Woollard, celebrated her 25th anniversary and was presented with a certificate of recognition and, in I’Anson tradition, a Britannia

Extensive North Yorkshire hill farm with significant opportunities comes to the market

An extensive hill farm within the Yorkshire Dales National Park has come to the market through Savills. High Birkwith Farm near Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, which extends to approximately 3,236.05 acres, is a large hill sheep and suckler cattle farm with land spanning from Ribblesdale to Littondale. It is available on

East Yorkshire Poultry business picks up more stars in Great Taste Awards

Middleton on the Wolds based chicken specialist Soanes Poultry has received further accolades for three of their products nominated for the prestigious fine food and drink accreditation scheme, The Great Taste Awards.  Stars were awarded for Soanes' Yorkshire chicken fillets, chicken supreme and Christmas cockerel crown after going through rounds of

Yorkshire Wolds poultry business gains new business from Coventry catering butcher

East Yorkshire-based Soanes Poultry has won new business from established family run catering butcher, Aubrey Allen. The Middleton-on-the-Wolds business now supplies its award winning chicken to Aubrey Allen wholesale butcher and cheese supplier in Coventry. Carolyn Pennock, head of sales and marketing at Soanes Poultry, said the company is thrilled to be

Employee marks 30 years with East Yorkshire poultry business

A dedicated employee at a specialist poultry business in Middleton-on-the-Wolds is celebrating 30 years of service.  Jenny Penny began her career at Soanes Poultry in 1988 when she joined the team in the factory, before rising through the ranks to Quality Control Inspector, a position that she held since 2017.  Jenny, who

TecTracer anti sheep theft marking system makes Royal Highland Show debut

A revolutionary crime prevention system, initially developed to protect church roofs from lead thieves, has made its Royal Highland Show debut this weekend. TecTracer technology – created by York-based Trace-in-Metal – has subsequently been adapted to help in the fight against rural crime, with farmers across the North of England and

Rural firms have less than three weeks left to bid for funding from £5m Euro pot

Rural businesses looking to grow in 2018 and beyond are being reminded that they only have until 31 May to apply for grants from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). A total of £5m has been made available by EAFRD to help fund the creation of new infrastructure, which

Yorkshire Wolds poultry business gains new business from supply chain innovator

An East Yorkshire-based poultry business has won new business from a revolutionary start up business that is forecast to disrupt traditional foodservice supply chains. Soanes Poultry has partnered with London based COLLECTIVfood for direct delivery of its award winning chicken to the capital's restaurants. COLLECTIVfood was established in 2017 by Jeremy Hibbert-Garibaldi

Changes to permitted development allowing conversion of agricultural buildings into new homes come into force

The Government recently announced changes to the Class Q permitted development legislation which allows for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential property without the need for planning permission. The updated legislation came into force last Friday. Until now the legislation has allowed for the conversion of up to 450 sq m

Ewe-nique collaboration brings two counties together

A quintet of Yorkshire businesses are at the forefront of the UK’s textile manufacturing boom thanks to their unique collaboration with a Kent-based farm. Romney Marsh Wools is sending fleeces from its flock of 1,000 ewes to Yorkshire’s famous textile mills to be turned into throws, cushions, caps and even toiletries. The

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